babies and family

The Freebie – month 1 ♡

Month one of your pregnancy is kind of a freebie, isn’t it? For most of us, you don’t realise you are pregnant and even though by the time your missed period happens you are considered to be a month pregnant, technically it is 2 weeks or less.

Christmas was with my in-laws interstate and we had both worked up until Christmas Eve and knowing that we had a week down in Sydney to just relax and celebrate was the only thing pulling us through.

Christmas Day was a blast and normally once the presents and formalities are out of the way, it’s wine-time. I had one glass of prosecco and felt off. At the time I felt kind of ripped off because I was vegetarian and thought how is it I have food poisoning from salad?! I remember having to lie down with the sweats (not unusual during an Australian summer), but felt so terribly off.

Christmas turned into a water-drinking affair and a pretty solid nap. Again, it had been a long lead up to Christmas, work had been crazy and it was hot – so I didn’t think too much of it.

I stayed off for the rest of our trip interstate and figured I was coming down with smomething.

It turns out I was in the very early stages of pregnancy!

So, to quickly summarise what your ‘standard’ or ‘typical’ pregnancy signs and symptoms are for month one:

  • Acute sense of smell
  • Need to wee more often
  • Spotting
  • Nausea
  • Metallic taste

I’ve always been part-wolf when it comes to my sense of smell so I didn’t notice a huge difference there. I also drink heaps of water, so couldn’t see a noticeable difference there.

I also had spotting the day before my period was due, which is phenomenally normal for me. When I saw that I figured I was going to get a negative pregnancy test. I also experienced the nausea on Christmas Day and for the rest of the month, but I also really struggle in the best.

So taking all of that into consideration, on paper – I really didn’t expect to see those two pink lines, but here we are and I couldn’t be happier ♡♡♡.

Like I’ve said, month one really does feel like a freebie, but since this little babe was planned things I did before and during month one were:

  • avoided alcohol & cigarettes for the most part (a few cheeky champagnes over that crazy Christmas period – before I knew I was pregnant
  • spoke with my GP and let him know what my plans were
  • started taking Elevit as my multi-vitamin

Courtney ♡

 

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